I realised I haven't written any wedding posts a ages now! So today I'm sharing all about our wedding flowers. When I asked Jack to help me decide what flowers we were going to have on our big day he actual words were "I don't really care as long as we have them"! Helpful right haha? Luckily I knew exactly what I wanted so like a lot of planning, flowers were down to me.
We had already decided together (I know, he actually got involved with this bit haha), that we weren't going to have flowers as part of our centrepieces. We instead went for 5 bouquets - mine and my 4 bridesmaids, 6 buttonholes - for Jack, his groomsmen and my step-dad, a floral headband for Indiana as flowergirl, and an arrangement for the ceremony/reception.
We met a number of florists in our local town and at Wedding Fayres, and in the end went with a company suggested by our venue (who we actually met there too), called The Floral Workshop. We met with them a few months before the wedding and went through their books, discussing ideas and getting an image of what flowers we wanted.
To keep with the theme we didn't go for tight, structured bouquets either. The florist suggested adding greenery and herbs to break up the flowers and to give it a bit more of a 'natural' look. I wasn't sure how they would look but I was blown away with the final product! My bridesmaid's bouquets were smaller versions of my own, but looked equally as gorgeous! They were all tied with satin ribbon and finished with pearl studs which I had no idea about... perfect considering my dress and jewellery were pearls!
As Indiana was only 22 months at the wedding we knew she wouldn't hold a basket of flowers, let alone know what to do with them haha. We decided upon a floral headband instead made of small roses, as we thought she'd wear it. How wrong we were! Unfortunately Indiana didn't wear it at all on the day which was so upsetting, as it was so so beautiful. In the end my youngest sister claimed it and wore it for most of the day haha, but at least it wasn't just thrown away!
I would definitely recommend looking on places such as Pintrest for flower ideas. I was completely clueless when we first started planning, but found some great ideas on there. Also make sure you go visit the florist and have an in-depth consultation. Make sure they note what flowers you do want - and also what you don't like too!